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The Dungeon Master

The Dungeon Master

“The kid’s the hero. I'm just the guy who feeds him.”

Erik Tora is a 35 year old ex-Dungeoneer living in the woods. One day, he finds a strange boy in his home who looks nothing like his people and speaks a foreign language. It seems... like the boy is from another world. And of course he has terrifyingly strong abilities and no idea how to use them with evil-intentioned people lurking at every corner to take advantage of the young hero! Erik’s life will no longer be the same as he works to keep the boy safe and help him progress through this LitRPG fantasy world with Dungeons.

A story from the perspective of a fantasy world native who finds the isekai’d hero, but there will be POV switches between the two. If you like heartwarming, heartbreaking, and heart-pounding stories, this is the place for you. Posting a chapter a day, every day. 

Cover credits go to: https://www.artstation.com/artwork/O3BK

Heartless Lust

Heartless Lust

Stella works for the biggest gang in the nation. When a new member arrives and takes her position as the leader, things get heated. She finds herself fighting for her position, by the worst way possible. Making a bet with the leader. 

Carson knew it was deadly to get involved with a gang, but after getting thrown out of his apartment and getting disowned by his parents, he decides there's no choice. Not realizing he's stepping into a position that makes him a clear target, he takes the position of leader; pissing off the strongest member they had. Deciding to make it a game, he makes a bet. 

"If I win, I get my position back." 

"Deal." 

"Well, aren't you going to tell me what you want if you win?" 

"You mean when I win." 

"What do you want?" 

"You." 

The Outlands

The Outlands

Thomas was your bog-standard high-school kid; approaching the end of his senior year, he wasn't quite sure what he wanted to go into in college, but that was fine, he had time.

Well, perhaps not as bog-standard as all that; his parents died around his tenth birthday in a tragic plane crash, and he was taken in by the grandfather of his childhood friend, Ellie, whose parents had died in that very same crash. There was something...different about the grandfather, more specifically his occupation - despite living in the middle of nowhere with nothing of import within miles, he somehow had some incredibly confidential job that neither Thomas nor Ellie knew anything about.

Until shortly after Ellie's eighteenth birthday, that is. The grandfather took them to a fantastic world known as The Outlands, where he revealed that he was the head of the Freelancer's Guild, and made preparations to show the two the ropes of freelancing.

But...when their stats were measured, things took yet another turn. In a monumental coincidence, it turned out that Ellie had the best stat growths possible, immediately marking her for stardom, while Thomas had the worst possible. Such misfortune would usually mean that he was wholly unsuitable for the business, but...the Goddess of Fortune had seen his bad luck and took pity on him, granting him her strongest blessing.

And, thanks to that blessing, he soon found himself on a path of great change, both for himself, and the world as a whole...

Edited by Vongrak, originally posted on Scribblehub. Chapters daily until this is caught up to SH (Expect ~chapter 65), after which they're weekly on Sundays. Chapters are generally 2,500 to 3,500 words.

Contains romantic elements of the lesbian variety. Nothing explicit beyond kissing, though further is implied.

The New Chimera

The New Chimera

Lucas was your average college student until he stumbled into possession of a djinn's lamp. A few wishes later he finds that not only has he become (potentially) one of the most powerful beings in existence, he's found a new side to the world that he's not quite sure how to navigate.

And, to top it all off, he's become a woman. Now she has to find her footing in a world she's not fully used to, all while trying to avoid becoming a puppet in the battle for Earth's future.

Contains some romantic elements, mostly of the lesbian variety. Nothing explicit beyond kissing, though further is implied.

Edited by Vongrak.

Originally uploaded to Scribblehub, now uploaded here as well!

Release schedule is one per day until it's caught up to SH (expect that at ~chapter 85), at which point it will become once per week on Sundays. Most chapters are anywhere from 2,500 to 3,000 words long.

No pain no gain

No pain no gain

What happenes when a single man full of hatred and deceit is killed and swears his revenge against God?

let's find out as we watch our protagonist either fall into ruins or come out on top

The Rising of a God

The Rising of a God

The story of how William Hughes became the strongest being in the universe.

This story is not and will never be written in perfect English. So don't expect too much, but I will always do my best to make it as readable as possible.

Byron's Ascent

Byron's Ascent

Since the rise of the system billions of years ago on a war torn world, it has slowly, but surely, been bringing the rest of the multiverse under its wing. With the system come many benefits including the opportunity for mere mortals to rise and seize immortality for themselves. However, it also brings great danger and hardship. Bryon, a simple office worker, is thrown headfirst into this brutal world after being betrayed by a close friend and given an ominous warning from the system instelf. Will he rise from a lowly pawn to Godhood or will he be yet another name on the system's long list of victims? 

Grimdark cultivation tale with some LitRPG elements mixed in. 

Possbility of gore.

A Silhouette in Dark

A Silhouette in Dark

"TONIGHT, AT 10. COMMISSIONER AJAY WILL DIE. DO NOT TRY TO STOP ME, NO ONE CAN. I HAVE SPOKEN."

Detective Sundeep had been a detective for hire. 5 years of experience had brought him no recognition. But things seem to take a strange turn on one fateful day when the killing begins. This was his chance to prove himself, as he takes up the case. Not knowing what lies ahead. Only time will tell...

"IT ISN'T AS SIMPLE AS IT SEEMS."

Am i a bee in another world?

Am i a bee in another world?

Perhaps you hope to end up reliving as a Human, Elf, Dwarf or even an Angel, but our Rimuru has come to show us her point of view like a magical bee. 

The new world doesn't care if you were born as a bee or another kind of living being, it will challenge you.

The Lost Heir

The Lost Heir

His father was his everything. His teacher, his mentor, and most importantly, his lifeline. But once they took that from him too, he did the one thing he swore never to do. He fled. Now orphaned and alone in an unfamiliar country, Quentin Vale only sought one thing: power. And once he finds out who he truly is, he's going to need it.

Hero's Rise

Hero's Rise

From the appearance of superpowers in 2020, the world was never the same. Soon overtaken by the greatest of evils that had power so great that even those who wished to help could do nothing. Nation's collapsed and run by Super Villains, with only a few surviving away from their influence until these surviving nations began to create Heroes. This was lead to the third World War with heroes coming out as the winners.
Now in the 23rd century, the world has obtained peace and villains were pushed back to a single continent but peace is tentative. After over 2 centuries, powers are no longer as simple as they were and our young hero has to battle himself before he step into the world of crime fighters.

The Owner

The Owner

Maya is a poor, innocent, pretty girl, that works at a coffee shop. Who'd say that her life  will indeed change once she opened that gift basket.
Who was it from and why does it seems like it's not for her?

Colin on the other hand is a rich and handsome guy who can do whatever he wants. And that's exactly what he did. They never met before, but Colin's gut feeling says otherwise. He got interested in Maya and now he wants her to stay with him. 
How he knows her and why does he wants her to stay?

EDENS BRIDGE

EDENS BRIDGE

After seemingly failing to land an important job interview Will goes to leave but is instead transported to another world not sure of how or why he’s there Will begins his journey to try and find his way back home encountering a few things along the way that make it difficult to return home.

Grey Skies

Grey Skies

You called me here. I have heard your request, and my demand is simple.

Continue where I cannot.

It would be best if I told you a little tale.


Once upon a time, the sun was taken away by an exhausted fool.

Lightning crashed down from the clouds, waves flooding the coastline as the dead rose from the shattered earth. 'They' were infuriated at the arrogance of their former puppet on strings. A hunt began as the pantheon scoured the earth, bringing ruin and destruction to all those in their path. The thief was forced to reveal his location, and the hounds pursued.

When the time was right, a large dome of ink-black enveloped the entire area. Days turned to months, and months turned to years. No one knew how many people fell inside. Clueless to how painful each moment was. Finally. Finally... the task was over.

From the shattered dome, emerged the single immortal who had survived the battle. Many of his allies fell in order to assure one fact. There will be no such things called gods. No more cruel fates, unbeholden to 'Their' twisted malice.

Now, while sitting on the side of the road. I see a world... fractured. Listless. I cannot stand, but with what I have left, I wish for someone to take up my torch.

I cannot move. Tis a pity. If you wish to possess my power, Find the grave of red and black flowers. It's not that far away and trust me, you'll be able to tell which one it is. Dig up my grave and release my soul from its prison.

You can have what's left. So... do we have a deal?

Good.

Wake up, kid.

It's showtime.

DAILY LIFE OF MORTAL GOD

DAILY LIFE OF MORTAL GOD

THE GOD OF SOUL HAS BEEN SENT TO EARTH.

I am not a professional writer but will try my best to convey my story.

Kill Me With Desire

Kill Me With Desire

Harper Torres is an anxiety-ridden journalist from Bellevue, Washington. She's desperately in love with her best friend of 15 years, who doesn't believe her when she tells her that she's being stalked.  After the cops toss her case to the side, Harper has to identify her stalker, alone. Will her detective journalism be enough to catch her stalker? Will her past come back to haunt her with irreversible consequences? Will she win the love of her best friend?

Missing World

Missing World

Original Fantasy Mystery

Niu is a normal villager girl, perhaps apart from the fact that she lacks what most people have and possesses powers that most people don’t. Her daily life consists of going to school at the nearest town, where she studies along with her similarly gifted friends and tries to make everyone get along.

But that relative peace does not last forever. One day, everything changes with a world-shaking event threatening town that ends with Niu and her friends transported to an entirely foreign world, one that is spoken of in legends and fairytales.

So begins the story of a girl as she attempts to gain control of her own destiny.

He Who Rode Alone

He Who Rode Alone

There are two rules known to all those traveling the Road of Death:

1. Never travel at night.

2. Never travel alone.

When a severely wounded boy arrives at a caravanserai, alone and after dark, it causes quite a stir between pilgrims and residents alike. Their questions go unanswered, however, as the boy has no memory of his past, or from where he came.

The boy seems stranded at the roadside inn, for no group of adventurers will take on a member with nothing to offer—no strength, skills, or abilities. How he managed to even survive this far along the road is a mystery not even the Oracle in her spiral tower can solve.

Only when another lone stranger wanders into the caravanserai that the boy's fortunes begin to shift. After a string of coincidences, the reluctant warrior finally agrees to take on the boy as a charge. It seems the two are destined to travel the Road of Death together, to one day find where it leads...

Or die trying.

The Ballad of Tears

The Ballad of Tears

Before the dawn of time, a god gave themselves to protect this world. Their name and form are lost to history. Only the Regent remembers but the last person the Regent talked to, was the very First Vandrainor – a being more legend than legit: She rallied the forces of the continent to fight against the darkness that threatened to take over the world for the Unknown.

Wonders were lost in this war. The giants are gone now, the Green Mountains fell in the wrath of the gods –
But the twospirits, the Vandrainor of Old, they are still there. And as humanity’s strength weakens, they are called to the Dead Mountains, driven by mystery, prophecy even.
To face a long lost foe – and answer the last question: How important are warriors – if there is no war?

Oratoria: Bury the Dead

Oratoria: Bury the Dead

Deep down near the very bottom of the great abyss of Oratoria, where dead things slumber only during the day, is where Esper lives alone. Ragged and hungry, she makes a desperate final bid to escape from the lifeless place she is trapped in as strange, unseen forces conspire to stop her every step of the way.

Guided by an ancient whisper that is carried by the rising winds coming up from the bottom of the abyss, she must surmount the grim machinations coming into motion as she begins her journey up towards the ever distant surface which she desperately dreams to see.

(Neuro-Divergant Protagonist)(Classic Fantasy)(Dark)

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